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Northern Norway Troms og Finnmark GRATANGEN

Lavvu ceremony

  • Kvernmoveien 272, Gratangen
  •  /  km From You
Overview

Join us in a Sami lavvu and find out what forces reign inside the lavvu. Learn about Sami culture and traditions from a Sami shaman. He tells the story of the Sami people, of joik, of the language, of reindeer-herding, and of the Sami people in modern society. But he also conveys messages from the Sami spirits who live in the lavvu and nature.

Did you think that if you entered a lavvu you would see those who live there? If so, you were wrong. Of course, you may see the visible residents, but there are also invisible ones.


The lavvu is ruled by three invisible women: Uksahkka, Sarahkka, and Joksahkka.

Uksahkka lives in the door and watches over it. You will probably not be allowed entry unless she approves of you. If you find an empty lavvu you must have a very good reason for entering. By entering, you will have defied Uksahkka, and you will have done so at your own risk.


Sarahkka lives under the fireplace. You don’t see her, but if you take a photo of the fire, she might show in the flames. She is our Goddess of Birth and loves children. She is the expecting woman’s friend and shares the pains and discomforts of the pregnancy. But she is also a powerful goddess who loves that new lives see the day. Therefore one may share some coffee with her and listen to her joik.

Would you dare to?


Juoksahkka

In the back of the lavvu is boaššu, the Hole Place. There one places one’s hunting weapons. The place is guarded by Juoksahkka. Juoksahkka means, directly translated, the bow-woman. A Sami bow is made of two types of wood and were some of the ultimate hunting weapons in existence. The Sami people were excellent archers and could bring down game at long distance, as the bows had an incredible springiness. There one viewed Juoksahkka as a strong and important goddess. But she is also a Goddess of Birth, since she decides whether the child will be a boy or a girl. It is Juoksahkka who decides who become good hunters, and who will be lucky in life. Lucky, in this sense, means luck in hunting as well as luck in studies, work, and choice of profession.

Maybe you would like to sacrifice something to Juoksahkka, for your own career’s sake.


Season: Whole year!

Time: 16.00 – 19.00

Duration: Approx. 2-3 hours

Number of participants: 4-10

Price: Adult NOK 595 / Children (9-16) NOK 395

Meetingplace: Kvernmoveien 272, Gratangen

If you need transport, its possible to arrange it. 


Bidos served in heated lavvu

Coffee and cake

Storytelling about sami culture and joik

Serving chaga tea to the ceremony

Sami lavvu ceremony

Vegetarian and gluten free food are available.


Latest booking:

Booking latest at 16.00 day before departure


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